Local support for jobseekers

Local support for jobseekers

We provide information and practical guidance for people looking for work.

As a leading provider within the voluntary sector we provide a bridge between people affected by unemployment and the local labour market.

Remote video URL

Employment Plus (E+) Local is a church-led initiative providing a local centre where people experiencing unemployment can find information and guidance on their journey into employment within a supportive environment.

Attending an E+ Local is entirely voluntary and the service is available to any person who is looking for work. People may attend / join at any time when the E+ Local is open.

Activities at an E+ Local deliver back-to-work support and provide computers and internet facilities to assist job searches and the Government’s digital inclusion strategy.

Local Salvation Army churches and community centres seek to serve the community in which they are based. When people come through our doors asking for help with issues such as unemployment, we feel we need to do something about it. Employment Plus Local is testament to our desire to give people in need time, support and compassion. 

“Work for All’ was a cornerstone of our founder William Booth’s social programme. Even today, independent evidence demonstrates that good, worthwhile work is important to physical, mental and spiritual health. Employment can improve self-confidence and contribute to personal, family and community welfare.

Employment Plus Locals

Becoming part of a community where you are building your confidence, skills, and discovering new things about yourself - these are some of the positive benefits we've seen people gain from being in work, volunteering or taking part in a work-experience placement through the help of The Salvation Army. Find out more/employment-plus/local-support-jobseekers

Those engaging with the Employment Plus local will benefit from support such as:

  • Assisted job searches
  • Digital inclusion
  • Benefits advice and support
  • A listening ear
  • Support for digital inclusion. Digital skills are increasingly important for enabling current social participation. Digital inclusion means ensuring people have physical access to the internet as well as the necessary skills, confidence and capabilities to use it. This includes digital assistance for people with their EU Settled Status application.
My employability contact has been really supportive and has pointed me in the right direction. She's listened, encouraged and motivated me. If anyone needs help similar to me I know to point them in the direction of The Salvation Army.
Participant in Employment Plus from client satisfaction survey (March 2020)

Your nearest Employment Plus

Find

Employment Plus

We offer tailored support to help people become job-ready

How we help

We work alongside jobseekers to understand their needs and goals

Saving money

Our cafés and community projects are the front line of the battle against poverty in the UK

Debt advice

Practical advice, working alongside people to help them stay out of debt